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Ten things I wish I’d known before starting a PhD

Hi! So a few years ago when I was finishing up my PhD and deciding what to do next, I had various comments and questions from readers about how to decide whether a PhD and/or a career in academia is a good fit. I’ve also talked to a lot of people in real life who …

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A Tale of Two Lists

Let’s talk about Ebenezer Scrooge, being that it’s December and all. I don’t know how long it’s been since you’ve read A Christmas Carol (or watched the 1992 Muppet movie version of it, which by the way is fantastic), but Scrooge is actually a pretty complex guy. He experiences fear and regret and loneliness, just like …